since 1989 



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Site updated 9 December 2017


Regular open days have finished for 2017, but we are open for sales if we’re here, and visits welcome by appointment, 01278 671340 or email. Visiting details>>   

2017 Kernling harvest  - blustery day’s picking on 22nd Oct on the tail of Storm Brian- Blogpost >> Photo Gallery>>     

2017 COMPETITION SUCCESSES: Delighted to win international Bronze from Decanter for our only entry, Elizabeth’s 2015, and also a Bronze for our other 2015 - our limited-edition Barrel Matured - from the very high-standard new UK Wine Awards.


WINE-TRAVELLER BLOG If you dream of living life in a rural idyll, surrounded by wildlife and sipping wine made by your own hands, then a trip to Oatley Vineyard in Somerset will...Read more>>

WESTERN DAILY PRESS: Iain Awty walks beaming into the sitting room of the 17th century Somerset farmhouse he lives in with his wife Jane, with a bottle of white wine..double page feature >>.

BEN FRANKS WINE “..two people who are living a life-long dream and you can almost taste that success in the wines..” Read more >>

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE NEWS: “If wine was about place, then Oatley offers a glimpse of England as it was 200 years ago.”. Read more>>

ITV REPORT 29 August 2016

30 years on wine producers reveal secrets to the good lifeRead more>>


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Welcome to Oatley, our small family-run English vineyard, near Cannington in Somerset.

We make just two varietal wines each year, both dry whites, and mature one barrique’s worth in oak. Our wines are sought-after, consistently winning international and national awards and the top quality marque for English wines.

Oatley is full of wildlife: the countryside as it used to be. We take sustainability seriously (read more>>). We planted our vines (with spades!) on a gentle SE slope of red soil between the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel in 1986, a warm site that has given us 27 good quality vintages. We tend our vines and pick our grapes by hand.             

We love to welcome interested visitors and our visit vouchers make memorable experiential gifts. It’s a relaxed, unspoilt, uncommercial place. Hope to see you here one day.

Iain and Jane Awty

2017 awards and ratings

All our wines have achieved EU PDO status, the highest quality standard

for UK wines. We keep sulphites close to the minimum.

All Oatley wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans